Obama is a poor leader

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I feel compelled to express my annoyance with President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Watching the Democrats clap when Obama threatened to bypass Congress if they didn’t do what he wanted reminded me of a bunch of clapping wind-up dolls.

The puppet master led his dog-and-pony show with his usual expertise in blather. After watching his pathetic attempt to mesmerize the crowds yet again, I feel that all have missed what is really going on.

Obama is guilty of the crime of omission. He used a few pawns to push his socialist agenda. The manipulator-in-chief acknowledged one woman who lost her job, which he thinks justifies raising the minimum wage – but he, of course, omitted the fact that it was because of his leadership that 50 million people are now unemployed.

The next woman mentioned had an operation for a pre-existing condition under Obamacare – but no mention was given to the 5 million people who lost their health-care insurance because of his plan.

When he brought up being the top country in the solar industry, he omitted the fact that he spent millions of taxpayer dollars on companies that went bankrupt.

As an independent voter and a 100-percent disabled Marine veteran of Vietnam, I should point out another despicable act that Obama committed that is just morally wrong. He used a disfigured Army sergeant to ingratiate himself to veterans – as if Obama really cared. On two occasions he went before the public threatening the continuation of veterans’ current compensation checks if Congress didn’t raise the debt ceiling.

Obama is not honest, nor is he a good leader. He is someone who will use every dirty trick in the book to get what he wants.

Gregory J. Topliff

Warrenville, S.C.

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gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 02/01/14 - 02:15 am
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Good letter Mr. Topliff

I thought I would gag when Obama “used a disfigured Army sergeant to ingratiate himself to veterans”. To use this man, this hero, as a prop to do just that – all the while cutting health care and pension benefits for veterans – is pretty audacious.

At the same time, he gave all non-military federal workers a pay raise! He also said “I will issue an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay their federally-funded employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour” and scolded the rest of the country’s employers to “Give America a raise”.

Why is it that the entire country needs a raise, when in his eyes, our military doesn’t deserve what they have now?

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bubbasauce 02/01/14 - 03:28 am
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Yes his speech made me sick

Yes his speech made me sick to my stomach. I had to make myself watch at least thirty minutes before I anxiously turned the channel. The absolute worst President ever by far. Obama makes you wish we had Carter back!

Sophisticated
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Sophisticated 02/01/14 - 08:27 am
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Welcome to " Where Are They Now: GOP Edition."

Tea Party class of 2009?

Well, former Virginia Governor Bod McDonnell was indicted on federal corruption charges, while Chris Christie's administration is under investigation for putting New Jersey residents at risk to extract political payback on its enemies.(Christie look like the Mayor who admitted smoking CRACK) The myth of the Republican reformer is no more. What we get instead is a pattern of abuse of power and corruption. These revelations crashed McDonnell and Christie.But for years they fooled America and drove public policy to the far far right. If only we had stopped them in 2009. We can't let Obama haters and Tea Party class fool their voters, again. We the People are exclusively devoted to defeating Republican governors across the country, especially in Georgia, Florida,South Carolina ,and Wisconsin.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/01/14 - 08:49 am
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devoted to defeating Republican governors across the country,

That won't happen anytime soon.....thank goodness.

teaparty
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teaparty 02/01/14 - 09:06 am
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"Well, former Virginia

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"Well, former Virginia Governor Bod McDonnell was indicted on federal corruption charges, while Chris Christie's administration is under investigation for putting New Jersey residents at risk to extract political payback on its enemies."
Soph, it is obvious you have no clue who and what the Tea Party supports. Christie has criticized the Tea Party many times and the Tea Party has criticized him. Unlike democrats the Tea Party will campaign against anyone that violates their office.
Obama used the IRS to 'extract political payback on its enemies' but I noticed you did not mention that.

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carcraft 02/01/14 - 10:02 am
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What is worse, allowing four

What is worse, allowing four Americans to be killed and our embassy to be destroyed then lying about or backing up traffic on a bridge?

carcraft
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carcraft 02/01/14 - 10:08 am
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What is

What is worse, Backing up traffic on a bridge or smuggling thousand of weapons illegally into Mexico and putting them in the hands of drug cartels resulting in the death of hundreds of people and one US law enforcement agent? When questioned about it Holder lied and is now in contempt of congress. Oh excuse me those are faux scandals promulgated by Faux news...LOL

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carcraft 02/01/14 - 10:15 am
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What is Worse, ordering the

What is Worse, ordering the execution of American citizens (one 16 years old) with out due process in violation of the constitution or backing up traffic on a bridge? Could you imagine the liberal outrage if a 16 year old faced the death penalty in Texas and the Governor didn't intervene to halt it? Why aren't the libs outraged by this unconstitutional action? Oh excuse me it is a Faux issue generated by Faux news...The hypocrisy is almost to thick to believe, where is the ACLU? Where is the anti death penalty libs...Oh never mind

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carcraft 02/01/14 - 10:16 am
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Well at least the myth of

Well at least the myth of liberals and open government has finally and been completely dispelled!

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localguy55 02/01/14 - 10:19 am
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Sophisticated, HA

Sophisticated, you are not....What you are is a cherry picking low information voter, dedicated to a failed presidency, a destructive democrat agenda, and would vote for this sort of destructive way of life over and over again.
In a past life you must have been one of the passengers on the Titanic that refused to leave the warm confines of your stateroom for an uncomfortable seat on a life boat.

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SGT49 02/01/14 - 10:35 am
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Yeah soph, how about that

Yeah soph, how about that terrible Republican Wisconsin governor Scott Walker who took a $3-billion deficit and turned it into almost a $1-billion surplus by reigning in the unions and other conservative policies. That bum is going to return most of the surplus to the taxpayers in lower taxes. Those lousy Republican governors!

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TrukinRanger 02/01/14 - 10:37 am
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Don't worry, Hillary will do

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Don't worry, Hillary will do a better job

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faithson 02/01/14 - 10:40 am
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you guys are so funny....

you allow yourselves to be 'moved' by celebrity narcissism. If the celeb says it, and it agrees with what you WANT to here... I must fight tooth and nail to make sure the 'rest' of America comes up with the same. No divergence of opinion on the subject, just zealotry. The undoing of the Republican party, kinda like the frog in hot water, can't see the forest through the trees, cause your 'view' is so crystalized.

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Junior Dawg 02/01/14 - 10:54 am
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Christie a tea party member?

Did I miss something Sophisticated? Christie has been criticized for years by the tea party. When comparing republicans, he is closer to the left on a lot of policies than tea party favorites such as Cruz, Paul and Rubio. Where do you get your information from? And do you even know what the tea party stands for? The tea party views actually mirror those of the founding fathers....limited government, low taxes, liberty and freedom....try reading the constitution and then compare it to your liberal view of the world. You will find that you are diametrically opposed to the ideals of America and what our country stands for.

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Junior Dawg 02/01/14 - 11:02 am
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And for the governors,

Sophisticated mentions getting rid of governors in ga, fl, sc and wi....why would the citizens get rid of them? I agree with seenitb4, Walker has used fiscally conservative ideas to turn his state around despite numerous attempts by your liberal friend to get rid of him. And in Florida, they can't stop people from flocking to their state as they try to run away from the oppressive regimes in CA, NY, NJ and every other liberal haven. Again, where do you get your information from?

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deestafford 02/01/14 - 11:08 am
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Obama does not know how to govern as evident...

Obama does not know how to govern as evident by him being focused on things that are small ball. By that I mean it's like a four star general focusing on things not at his level of responsibility but at the level of a second lieutenant. All he can effectively do is campaign to the low/no information voters.

The bottomline is Obama is a "man" who came from a broken home whose mother was sympathetic to communists; who as a youngster had a formative relationship with a transgender nanny chosen by his mother and a bisexual communist pornographer "mentor" chosen by his grandfather; whose teenage friends smoked dope; and whose pals as a young adult were Marxist professors and activists ,a liberation theology racist preacher, and domestic terrorist.

It all boils down to a person having nothing but contempt for America's past and totally unqualified to be president...He was elected only because he is half black and many people, to include some republicans, voted for him because they wanted to prove they weren't "racist".

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ymnbde 02/01/14 - 11:08 am
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Scott Walker will use these new Presidential powers for good

not evil
law of unintended consequences, don't ya know...

carcraft
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carcraft 02/01/14 - 11:09 am
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Faithson, I would argue the

Faithson, I would argue the left is more like the frog in the pot. When Bush left office deficits were about $500 billion. Bush allowed the deficit to increase by a about $ 4 trillion. Obama has increased the deficit by about $7 trillion. The fastest growing expendature is entitlements. Food stamps,has increased to 1 in 5 families. How long can we continue to run these deficits? Look at the end of WWI and German inflation to get an idea of where were headed!

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faithson 02/01/14 - 11:44 am
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good point Car

the problem with it is that as we all 'should' remember... when the democrats took office the economy was in the dumps. Being a contractor I can assure you that I saw electricians, sheet rockers, roofers, framers, concrete workers.. and on and on, LOSE their jobs, period. I really don't know if ole John McCain could have done any better in dealing with the problem, except to say that with his parties proclivity to throw the less fortunate under the bus to get our debt under control, I and a MAJORITY of American voters, chose the Democrats to handle the economy. (8 years was enough for the other side). That being said, we do need to be more effective in our spending. Our deficit is manageable if we can get the curve to peak and start its decline. The present deficit IS 50% of '12. We are making inroads, but until the military industrial complex and it's spending are treated 'exactly' like social services, and the cuts are even handed, us social progressives will fight for those on the bottom rung.

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justthefacts 02/01/14 - 12:09 pm
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Yeah right.

"us social progressives will fight for those on the bottom rung." I imagine most on the bottom rung are wondering when the "holier than thou" will make a difference. And actually do something other than pat themselves on the back.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 02/01/14 - 12:33 pm
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young black male unemployment rate in Chicago is 92%!

go democrats! the most effective racists in history!
remember, O is a maarxist first, a black man second
and the man is breaking some eggs!
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/16382366-chicagos-black-teens-...

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corgimom 02/01/14 - 12:48 pm
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ymnbde, yes, it goes along

ymnbde, yes, it goes along with their high crime rate, high dropout rate, terrible schools, and no jobs.

So what's your point?

Between low education, arrest records, and no high school diplomas, what would you expect?

Ever been to Chicago?

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corgimom 02/01/14 - 12:49 pm
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It's not much better in South

It's not much better in South Central Los Angeles, either. Or Detroit. Or Washington DC.

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dichotomy 02/01/14 - 12:49 pm
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Sophisticated......I doubt

Sophisticated......I doubt seriously if the folks in WI will be interested in getting rid of their present governor. He has turned a $3 billion dollar deficit into almost a $1 billion dollar surplus and cut taxes. He is attracting industry to the state and increasing jobs using good old REPUBLICAN policies.....that work.....unlike the failed policies of Obama and the Democrats that have stagnated the US economy at recession levels for 5 years.

On the other hand, people and businesses are leaving Democrat controlled states like CA and NY in droves to flock to states like FL, TX, and WI. I doubt seriously you will turn over many Republican governors based on performance. Of course, Democrats never attack performance. They can only dig dirt and make up stupid phrases like the "war on women". Obama destroys American healthcare, blows billions on failed "green energy", and loses all of the Middle East and North Africa to radical muslims and it's no big deal but a Republican governor's staff closes 4 lanes of a bridge with no proof the governor even knew about it and the Democrats and the media look like a pack of wild pit bulls attacking a pork chop. Unbelievable!

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corgimom 02/01/14 - 12:54 pm
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I think it is shameful to

I think it is shameful to call a wounded American veteran "disfigured."

He looked like a proud Army soldier to me.

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corgimom 02/01/14 - 12:58 pm
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Dichotomy, businesses are

Dichotomy, businesses are leaving California because of the very strict and repressive environmental protection laws, the totally outrageous cost of living, and the lack of adequate power- rolling blackouts during hot weather are now the norm.

Having your business interrupted by blackouts, over and over, with no solution in sight, has caused many businesses to leave.

It has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats.

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carcraft 02/01/14 - 02:36 pm
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Faithson, I USSUALLY Back

Faithson, I USSUALLY Back conservatives and the conservative position. The truth is Bush screwed up as did Chris Dodd and Barney Frank
The problem was sub prime loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. To much money and easy credit inflated housing prices and allowed unscrupulous developers to manipulate their developments! Bush went to Frank and tried to slow down the lending and underwrtting sub prime loans and Frank refused. Part of this was aided by Jimmy Carter and the Community Reinvestment Act that Forced banks to give sub prime loans. When the whole house of cards fell apart Bush took the blame. Now Obama spent $900 billion dollars and PROMISED unemployment would never ho above 8%. Well it didn't go below 8% until the Obama administration manipulated the California unemployment numbers just before the election. The ONLY REASON unemployment is where it is now is because we have one of the lowest worker participation in recent times. Obama policies are killing growth. I am going to link a video of workers at a small business hearing the cost of health insurance under Obama care. The owner chimes in at the end! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuA2_P-m4Sk I am sure as a small business owner you should be able to relate

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teaparty 02/01/14 - 02:56 pm
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The undoing of the Republican

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The undoing of the Republican party, kinda like the frog in hot water, can't see the forest through the trees, cause your 'view' is so crystalized.
faithson, 'The undoing of the Republican party' is the fact that the moochers are out numbering the working class and the moochers vote for the democrats so the handouts will keep on coming.

teaparty
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teaparty 02/01/14 - 03:07 pm
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"It has nothing to do with

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"It has nothing to do with Republicans or Democrats."
corgi, it has VERY THING do with democrats and liberals they are ones that created 'businesses are leaving California because of the very strict and repressive environmental protection laws, the totally outrageous cost of living, and the lack of adequate power- rolling blackouts during hot weather are now the norm.' You left out the very high taxes.
Mostly democrats and some liberal repubs have run CA in the ground. The last good governor was Ronald Reagan.

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teaparty 02/01/14 - 03:15 pm
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' It's not much better in

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' It's not much better in South Central Los Angeles, either. Or Detroit. Or Washington DC.'
corgi, you are correct, they are all run by the democrats. This is typical of what happens when democrats are in charge very long.

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